NFPT Blog July 2018 Favorites

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Summer is flying by! Cool off and catch up on some reading or watching. Here’s what’s trending on the NFPT Blog this month. If you like something, please feel free to share it!


Cautioning Clients Against Comparisons

When a client tries to hold herself to unrealistic standards, the result will not be a satisfactory outcome. Comparing to others ends up with the client chastising herself for not working hard enough.

Our job is to offer her a new and more positive perspective on the true self she is probably overlooking. We also have to be careful that we don’t contribute to the body shaming and false perceptions circling around the fitness industry.



Squat Progression: Barbell Back Squat

Back (barbell) squats are a great progression because they build leg and hip strength, promote full body mobility and stability, increase core strength, and burn fat.

Are your clients ready to add weight to their squats?


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NFPT Live: IDEA World Convention 2018 Re-cap – Ep 51

IDEA World 2018 was a special event with a wide spread of options for every type of fitness professional from all around the world. Here are some of the highlights from our perspective.


In this episode we talked about:

The following presenters and their innovative sessions.

  • Michelle Segar, PhD, MPH – behavior change
  • Amanda Vogel – body image and social media
  • Lawrence Biscontini – creative yoga
  • Brett Klika – mind-body warm-ups
  • Robert Holden, PhD – keynote speaker
  • Pamela Peeke, MD – body clock and food timing


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Beverly Hosford, MA teaches anatomy and body awareness using a skeleton named Andy, balloons, play-doh, ribbons, guided visualizations, and corrective exercises. She is an instructor, author, and a business coach for fitness professionals. Learn how to help your clients sleep better with in Bev's NFPT Sleep Coach Program and dive deeper into anatomy in her NFPT Fundamentals of Anatomy Course.
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